Seth Meyers Gets ‘Pressured’ into Telling His First Bill Cosby Joke
Seth Meyers Gets Pressured into Telling His First Bill Cosby Joke (Mediaite)
Yesterday, we pointed out that Conan O’Brien was the only nightly late night host to make a joke about the Bill Cosby rape allegations since that story blew up in a big way last week. Last night, Seth Meyers set out to change that with a deliberately meta sketch in which an “audience member” goaded him into making an ultimately terrible joke about the Cosby situation.
The host was launching into a cute story about his dog when a man stood up and said, “I think everyone in this audience is waiting for you to tell a Bill Cosby joke.” Meyers demurred, calling it a “really delicate issue” that he didn’t see a lot of humor in, but the man persisted, egging him on with taunts about not being edgy enough to pull it off.